So this year we really make this a photo pictorial with not a of of caption, as well .. TBH I am trying to have some weekend left here. I'll do my best though.
Let's start off with ARES. ASUS is showing off their ARES graphics card over at CeBIT. The card is indeed based on a dual-GPU (5970) model. ASUS would use up all available stream processors (2x1600) and then opposed to the 5970 use normal clocks.
Normal clocks: (725/1000 MHz core/memory)
Ares 5870 clocks: (850/1200 MHz).
Now in real-life ladies and gentlemen .. this would just be an overclocked Radeon HD 5970 or simply the R5970 in Crossfire -- but likely with some more memory and a price tag over inflated.
ASUS is using a custom PCB with new VRM control increased voltages and much needed power phases. The card will come packed with 4GB of graphics memory and should be able to get a X14104 3DMark Vantage score. Over at CeBIT they are showing off 3DMark scores of P23917 whereas a regular 5970 these days scores 21.000 points.
The plexi glass is prohibiting a sharp photo, but look at that> That's two 8-pin PEGs and one 6-pin PEG. With the PCie bus added that means is can suck up 450W!
Despite earlier rumors we've confirmed that the card wise is a limited edition (likely 1000 units again) to cost a staggering 1000 EUR.